Archive for the ‘California Wines’ Category

Winery of the Week: Byington – Santa Cruz Mountains, Ca

Winery of the Week: Byington – Santa Cruz Mountains, Ca

Located on a beautiful, 95 acre plot in Los Gatos, Ca with striking architecture and stunning views of the surrounding mountains as well as Monterey Bay, one could...

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Winery of the Week: Nottingham Cellars – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Nottingham Cellars – Livermore Valley, Ca

Good California Cabernet does NOT have to come from the Napa. One underrated region is the Livermore Valley (located just southeast of the Napa Valley), and the...

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Winery of the Week: McGrail Vineyards – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: McGrail Vineyards – Livermore Valley, Ca

If you’re a fan of great views and great wine, (and really, who isn’t?) then McGrail Vineyards is a must visit. Located on an idyllic hillside in the...

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Winery of the Week: Steven Kent – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Steven Kent – Livermore Valley, Ca

In 1996, Steven Kent Mirassou set out to establish a new winery in the Livermore Valley, located just southeast of the San Francisco Bay. There were only a handful...

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Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley, Ca

Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley, Ca

Just in case you hadn’t heard, California Rhone is awesome. Yeah, the varieties don’t get the same fanfare as Cabernet, but that doesn’t mean,...

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Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles

At Hunt Cellars, winemaker David Hunt, has an artistic side, too. Alas, David lost his sight in 1989, so his expressions of art come in the form of his winemaking...

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Great Wines When You’re Grilling Part VI: Steak

Great Wines When You’re Grilling Part VI: Steak

The summer cookout is a staple of the season, and perhaps, the ultimate item for grilling is steak. But even with such status, the right bottle of wine can still...

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Great Wines When You’re Grilling Part V: Chicken

Great Wines When You’re Grilling Part V: Chicken

The summer cookout is a staple of the season and chicken is a classic, healthy choice. Now, since nothing elevates a hearty meal like the right bottle of wine, and...

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Great Wines When You’re Grilling Part IV: Portobello Mushrooms

Great Wines When You’re Grilling Part IV: Portobello Mushrooms

The summer cookout is a staple of the season, and if you’re a vegetarian (or you’ve got friends and family that are) portobello mushrooms are a fantastic...

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Great Wines When You’re Grilling Part III: Lamb

Great Wines When You’re Grilling Part III: Lamb

The summer cookout is a staple of the season, and lamb is a classic, but perhaps often overlooked, choice. Now, because nothing elevates a hearty meal like the...

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